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Reminder to govt staff

Published on: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman reminded State and Federal civil service personnel to continue giving the best to the people.

They must not be complacent but double their effort to improve the government delivery system to the people.

"As the Chief Executive of the State Government, I ask once again that you, as State and Federal government servants, continue to work together and cooperate with one another for the development of the State and the country as a whole," he said.

Delivering his speech at the premier assembly with members of the State and Federal public service at the auditorium at Menara Tun Mustapha, Tuesday, Musa said since the people have given the mandate to the Barisan Nasional (BN) to lead the people in the State, it was imperative for civil servants to deliver and ensure the success of policies and programmes that had been planned.

"Sabah has been given recognition by the Auditor-General for its financial administration and nine agencies, including district offices and departments, given the four-star rating.

"But this does not mean we should be satisfied," he said, adding that civil service personnel at the front line must also continue to provide explanation to the people, especially on the issue of price increase, GST and religious harmony.

At the same time, Musa hoped the people would not be easily influenced by certain irresponsible people or groups out to disrupt the peace of the nation.

He said public service personnel also need to go down the ground constantly in order to provide the best service and sincerely try to solve the people's problem.

Meanwhile, State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman urged the civil service to strengthen the existing relationship between them and keep abreast with the current scenario.

"The cost saving measures announced by the Government must be complied with through a common strategy or collaboration between the State and Federal departments," he said.

Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, State Federal Secretary Datuk Abu Bakar Hassan and members of the State Cabinet.